Last updated on October 30, 2023
The number of men and women choosing to have plastic surgery is increasing over the years. Many undergo cosmetic surgery to help boost their confidence so choosing the correct surgeon is crucial to ensure the procedure positively affects your life. If you are considering plastic surgery you have some important decisions to make, to help make this process seem less overwhelming we have put together a short guide that can help you find the most suitable plastic surgeon for you.
Experience and Expertise
It is important to choose a surgeon with the appropriate training, skills, and experience. The first way to explore a surgeon’s expertise is to check with accreditation bodies such as the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to see how much training a surgeon has received. BAPRAS surgeons pride themselves in providing accurate patient information to educate the public so that the best choices can be made when it comes to their health and cosmetic surgery. Another qualification to look for is FRCS (Plastic Surgery), which is a Royal College of Surgeons accredited qualification. Fully qualified surgeons are on the GMC Specialist register for Plastic Surgery.
In addition to the right training, it is important to look at how much experience a surgeon has. Having done a significant number of procedures over several years will help ensure that the surgeon has the correct skills. Looking at before and after photos and reading consistent positive reviews from past patients is also a good way to look up a surgeon’s experience.
Meet with Your Surgeon
Once you have researched potential surgeons, the next step is to meet with the surgeons you have shortlisted. Here at Breast and Body Clinic we always ensure that patients meet with the surgeon from the very first consultation, which is not always the case at all clinics.
A good surgeon will be open and honest about the procedure you are considering, whether it’s a type of tummy tuck or any other cosmetic surgery, ensuring that you are informed about any possible risks and complications that could occur. They should also be able to answer any queries or concerns you may have.
Customer Service and Aftercare
When choosing a surgeon or clinic, you want to make sure that you are treated well. Looking out for how friendly and helpful the staff is, ensuring that you are fully aware of what each procedure involves, and receiving prompt responses from any members of the team are all important in confirming that you are in the best possible hands.
Your surgeon should also be happy to cover what happens after your surgery to ensure you are provided with the correct aftercare and should also be available to answer any of your queries after the surgery.
We hope that these tips will help you find the most suitable plastic surgeon for you, whether you are considering a hand procedure, facial procedure, body procedure, or any other type of cosmetic surgery. Remember, feeling comfortable in your body is super important, which is why you must do your research when trusting a surgeon to make a change to how you look.